Lewis Kemper has been photographing the natural beauty of North America, and its parklands for over 30 years. During his extensive travels, he has been to 47 states from Alaska to Florida. His work has been exhibited and published in magazines, books, and calendars worldwide.
This year was the first successful breeding cycle. I took this image from my car parked in my driveway! One morniong I pulled in and saw this baby bluebird poking its head out of the hole. This bird figured out that by filling the hole it got all the food and didn’t have to share with its siblings
I was leading a Canon Live Learning trip to photograph wildlife in winter at the Triple D Game Farm in Montana. I took a portrait of this Arctic Wolf and when processing the image in Lightroom I realized if I increased the exposure I would get a high key image that highlighted the animals eyes.
For the past 15 years a pair of mallards have wintered at my swimming pool! I am not sure if it is the same pair every year or not. I usually try and photograph them and this year the ducks were less skittish than in previous years.
After the Canon Live Learning class in Kalsipell, MT I headed south to Polson, MT at the south end of Flathead Lake. I had heard there was an unusually large gathering of snowy owls in the area. At the top of Polson Hill I spotted at least 9 owls that day.
I really liked the long shadows and the way the two trees framed the barn at Mormon Row, in the Grand Tetons. The 17mm TS allowed me to keep the trees straight and its incredible sharpness brought out all the detail in the tree bark. It’s the sharpest wide angle lens I have ever used!